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Hi all,

Peace is due to deliver in September. From what we were able to see..we had determined her date to be around Mid September.

The last week, Peace has had good appetite, but I noticed that at night, she just isn't laying down. She is not huge...she has milk in her pretty pink udder for about two weeks maybe even three now. Today, I noticed that she really isn't too interested in grazing, we have them in the woods where it is cooler and the other goats are happily munching down the shrubs. It is very hot here...been in the 100+ every day this week, and she is standing up in the shade of a tree.

Is this abnormal? Do I need to be concerned? Give her anything??

Thanks for any advice,
blessings,
Tamar

Will post her pic later this evening
 

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Make sure that she is taking in calcium of some form in her diet, alfalfa hay or pellets. She has great demands for that at this time and she can go into hypocalcemia without enough, particularly since it is so hot and she may be too miserable to eat. You may have to take food and water to her if she feels big and lazy (that is different from being sick and immobile). A doe may not lay down if she feels she cannot get back up. Is she shaky or wobbly? Those can be signs of hypocalcemia. Also, do you have an exact due date on her? She may be closer than you think. Does also need carbs in the latter part of pregnancy for energy. This is in the form of a grain ration such as COB (corn oats barley) or something similar. This would be in addition to the alfalfa and would be started slowly in a limited feeding, whereas alfalfa can be free-choice.
 

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Make sure she has enough calcium. Tums even work.

It's hot these days and she's far along. It's normal for them. You can spray her down of shave her. Just be careful they can get sunburnt.
 

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Hi all, hoping you are keeping cool!

Peace is doing much better, we gave her nutridrench...and she is much enjoying water with some applecider vinegar ...she also seems to enjoy water with some sea salt. We moved her into a more lush and cool place in the woods behind our home and she has been munching happily!

Blessings,
Tamar
 
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